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Costa’s Levels of Questioning. Preparing yourself for higher order thinking. Costa’s Levels of Questioning LEVEL 1. GATHERING: Answers come from the source Book Handout Notes Map (others). No thinking required – just point to the answer. Costa’s Levels of Questioning LEVEL 2.

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Costa’s Levels of Questioning

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## Costa’s Levels of Questioning

Preparing yourself for higher order thinking

### Costa’s Levels of QuestioningLEVEL 1

GATHERING:

the source

• Book

• Handout

• Notes

• Map

• (others)

No thinking required – just point to the answer

PROCESSING:

two places,

• Source

### Costa’s Levels of QuestioningLEVEL 3

APPLYING:

You have to apply

information you were

given from the source.

This level is all on you

thinking!

(opinion questions)

### Costa’s Levels of QuestioningLEVEL 1 – WHEN / HOW TO USE IT…

You can literally point to the answer in the source

• Complete

• Name

• Observe

• Match

• Recite

• Select

• Scan

• Count

• Define

• Describe

• Identify

• List

### Costa’s Levels of QuestioningLEVEL 2 – WHEN / HOW TO USE IT…

If you have to compare/contrast two different things, or use your own thinking

• Compare

• Contrast

• Classify

• Sort

• Distinguish

• Reason

• Infer

• Sequence

• Analyze

• Synthesize

• Evaluate

• Generalize

• Imagine

• Judge

• Predict

• Speculate

• If/then

• Hypothesize

• Forecast

### Costa’s Levels of Questioningorganize IT…

Organize the words into the following categories:

Level 1 : Input

Level 2 : Process

Level 3 : Output

Define

Evaluate

Describe

Imagine

Classify

List

Apply

Explain (why?)

Distinguish

### Costa’s Levels of Questioningpractice IT…

See if you can write some questions regarding the story of Cinderella:

Level 1 : Input

What are the names of the stepsisters?

Level 2 : Process

Compare and contrast Cinderella to one of her stepsisters.

Level 3 : Output

Identify the characteristics that make Cinderella’s stepsisters so undesirable to the prince.